People Are Knitting Giant Sweaters For Rescued Elephants To Protect Them From Cold In Winter

Winters get chilly in Northern India, so volunteers at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center decided to knit some really big sweaters for its rescued elephants.

It takes around four weeks to make one sweater, and it does not come as a surprise knowing that elephants are the largest land mammals on the planet. Still, the animal rescue volunteers make sure that the knits are not only warm and cozy for these big animals; they are also colorful and even fashionable.

“It is important to keep our elephants protected from the bitter cold during this extreme winter, as they are weak and vulnerable having suffered so much animal abuse making them susceptible to ailments such as pneumonia,” cofounder Kartick Satyanarayan said in a release. “The cold also aggravates their arthritis, which is a common issue that our rescued elephants have to deal with.” Thank goodness the abuse those sweet babies had to face is in the past, with bright – and stylish – future at the wildlife conservation refuge is ahead of them.

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